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The Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC)

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The Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC) is a joint initiative between the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge, and The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, to provide a forum for the investigation of Russian and Soviet art.

Arising from significant research over many years among faculty and graduate students in both institutions, it aims to stimulate debate, support collaborative work, and generate and disseminate research on all aspects of the visual arts, architecture, design, and exhibitions in Russia and the Soviet Union.

The University of Cambridge and The Courtauld Institute of Art have both pioneered undergraduate and graduate teaching in these areas. Members of staff have also been involved in many ventures to take the study of Russian art and architecture further afield, through exhibitions, museum displays, work with schools, and the broadcast media. CCRAC builds on this expertise to provide a new focus for the investigation of Russian art, taking research and interest to a new level, while at the same time creating a dynamic interface between cutting edge research and the subject's growing audiences outside academia.

The project was recently awarded a grant from the Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme to enable Dr Blakesley to employ a Research Associate to work with her on CCRAC related activities for the first six months of 2012.

 

Recent and forthcoming CCRAC Events:

14 December 2015

Location: Department of History of Art

Workshop: Stravinsky's Fox: Folk, Myth and Ritual in the Russian Silver Age

Organised by Dr Rosalind Polly Blakesley (University of Cambridge) and Dr Louise Hardiman (Independent Scholar)

Click here for more information.

                      

7-8 September 2012

Location: Pembroke College, University of Cambridge

Conference ‘On the Spiritual in Russian Art’

Organised by Louise Hardiman (University of Cambridge) and Nicky Kozicharow (University of Cambridge) 

For more information please see:

http://www.hoart.cam.ac.uk/events/spiritualinrussianart

 

20 - 21 September 2012

Location: The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Pembroke College, and the University Library, University of Cambridge 

Conference ‘Design without Frontiers: Interdisciplinary and Collaboration in Soviet Art, Architecture and Design’

Organised by Dr Rosalind P Blakesley (University of Cambridge), Dr Emma Widdis (University of Cambridge) and Mel Bach (Cambridge University Library)

For further information please see:

http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1683/

 

2-3 November 2012 

Location: Kenneth Clarke Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Conference 'Russian Culture in Exile. 1921-1953'

Organised by Dr Natalia Murray (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Dr Maria Kokkori (Art Institute of Chicago)

For more information on the conference programme and how to book a place, please see:

http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/events/2012/autumn/nov02_RussianCultureinExile.shtml 

 

22 - 23 February 2013  

Location: Kenneth Clarke Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Conference ‘Utopia III: Russian Art and Culture, 1989 and Beyond’

Organised by Dr Klara Kemp-Welch (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Elizaveta Butakova (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

 

For further information on any of these activities, or on past events, please visit the CCRAC website at: 

www.ccrac.org.uk

 

For any enquiries about past or future CCRAC events please contact: 

enquiries@ccrac.org.uk

  

Directors:

Dr Rosalind Polly Blakesley (rpg27@cam.ac.uk)

Pembroke College

Cambridge CB2 1RF

 

Professor John Milner (john.milner@courtauld.ac.uk)

The Courtauld Institute of Art

Somerset House

Strand

London WC2R 0RN

 

Dr Maria Mileeva (maria.mileeva@courtauld.ac.uk)

Department of History of Art

University of Cambridge

1 Scroope Terrace

Cambridge

CB2 1PX

Administrator:

Dr Louise Hardiman  (louise.hardiman@yahoo.co.uk)

Department of History of Art

University of Cambridge

1 Scroope Terrace

Cambridge

CB2 1PX

 

For more information on research projects and forthcoming events organised by the centre, please see the CCRAC website: 

www.ccrac.org.uk